Queen of Jamaican sprinting just misses 100m podium

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fraser 100m champion2The huge generational shift in Jamaican sprinting continues. Yesterday, Shelly-Ann Fraser took the gold in the women’s 100m final, pushing Veronica Campbell-Brown off the podium in the premier women’s speed event. Since becoming the World Youth 100m champion in 1999, VCB has been a fixture of Jamaican sprinting and she is not going now without a fight.

Photo © Kevin Teichroeb
Photo © Kevin Teichroeb
She became Olympic champion in the 200m in Athens and then duplicated that result again in the 200m in Beijing. In between she became the 2007 100m World Champion in Osaka. No Jamaican woman has ever had so much success. Watch out for Veronica this Friday in the 200.

Here’s a feature I produced about VCB last summer.

Berlin 2009 WOMEN’S 100m RESULTS

Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark React
1 3 528 Shelly-Ann Fraser JAM 10.73
2 4 531 Kerron Stewart JAM 10.75
3 5 1003 Carmelita Jeter USA 10.90
4 6 522 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM 10.95

VCB’s CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008

Olympic Champion 200m
Jamaica national champion 200m
Best times: 10.87, 21.74

2007

World Champion 100m, Silver 200m & 4×100m relay silver
Jamaica National Champion 100m, 200m
Ranked 1st in the world 100m and 2nd at 200m
Best times: 10.89, 22.34

2006

Commonwealth Games silver 200m
Did not compete much due to injury
Best times:10.99, 22.35

2005

World Champion Silver 100m, Silver 4×100m relay
1st Athletics Final 100m, 2nd 200m
Ranked 1st in the world 100m
Jamaica National Champion 100m, 200m
Best times: 10.85, 22.35

2004

Olympic champion 200m, Bronze 100m, Gold 4×100m
Jamaica National Champion 100m & 200m
NCAA Indoor Champion 200m
1st Athletic Finals 100m & 200m
Ranked 1st in the world 200m
Best times: 10.91, 22.05

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